Multi-scale modeling of malaria
April 10 to April 14, 2023
American Institute of Mathematics,
San Jose, California
and Olivia Prosper
This workshop will be devoted to the modeling of malaria to assess the role of heterogeneity in disease dynamics. Malaria is one of the deadliest infectious diseases globally, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Since the early 1900s, mathematical modeling has been a critical component of malaria research, suggesting optimal interventions.
The main topics for the workshop are:
The foundation of the workshop will surround differential equation modeling involving higher order systems and multiple scales. The incorporation of stochastic components will also be discussed.
Modeling the generation, emergence, and persistence of malaria parasite diversity;
Describing the emergence and spread of drug resistance in parasite populations and insecticide resistance in mosquito populations, and the impact on disease spread;
Building a framework to understand age-structured immune profiles and their variability with human movement;
Quantifying the impact of immunity and parasite diversity on drug resistance evolution.
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.